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Marina Hendricks

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Assistant Professor, Journalism

Office Building

Yeager Hall



Mailing Address

Yeager Hall 211
School of Communication & Journalism-Box 2235
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


Marina Hendricks, an assistant professor in the School of Communication and Journalism, teaches social media, introduction to the master's of mass communication, and cross-platform campaigns. In a previous life, she was communications director at the Newspaper Association of America (now News Media Alliance). A West Virginia native, she served as the founding editor of the FlipSide teen journalism program at The Charleston Gazette-Mail and also worked for a boutique advertising and public relations agency. Hendricks earned a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri School of Journalism, a master’s degree in journalism education from Kent State University, and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Marshall University. She received a teaching fellowship from the Missouri School of Journalism and taught courses in news writing, multimedia fundamentals, and principles of American journalism during her doctoral program. Her research focuses on what motivates students to study journalism, how student journalists are socialized into the occupational ideology of journalism, and how and why students’ journalism education and experiences drive them to pursue or reject journalism careers.